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The Call of the Wild (Version 3)

Read by Mark F. Smith

Jack London

Buck is living a happy life in California until he is sold to pay a gambling debt. Taken to the Klondike to become a sled dog, Buck must tou…

Easy Lessons in Einstein

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Edwin E. Slosson

Published in 1920, Slosson’s Easy Lessons in Einstein is one of the first popularizations of Einstein’s theory of relativity. This book is m…

The Wind in the Willows (version 3)

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Kenneth Grahame

The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, d…

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary…

Leaves of Grass

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Walt Whitman

American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during…

The Jungle Book

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Rudyard Kipling

This classic children's book by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves: his escapades and adventures with h…

A Princess of Mars

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Part One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars-Series. Easy, swank, pulp read about an omnipotent gentleman teleported to Mars, finding an outlandi…


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Max Brand

This is a story of a wild horse who many said could not be caught or broken, and the man who set out to prove them wrong. (Summary by Richar…

Sidelights on Relativity

Read by Paul Adams

Albert Einstein

Sidelights on Relativity contains ETHER AND THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY, an address delivered on May 5th, 1920, in the University of Leyden; an…

The Blue Fairy Book

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Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book (1889) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was f…

My Father's Dragon

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Ruth Stiles Gannett

A short story about a boy who befriends a cat and then sets off on an adventure to rescue a dragon

Selected Poems of Robert Frost

Read by Becky Miller

Robert Frost

Robert Frost, who lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963, was a winner of 4 Pulitzer prizes and one of America’s best loved poets. Th…

The Secret Garden (version 2)

Read by Karen Savage

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, and finds herself in a house full of secrets and mysteries.

The Swiss Family Robinson (Version 2)

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Johann David Wyss

First published in 1812, The Swiss Family Robinson may sometimes seem old-fashioned to modern readers, especially the family’s attitude towa…

White Fang (Version 2)

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Jack London

When White Fang is birthed in a cave to a wolf sire and a wolf/dog halfbreed dam, he is heir to two traditions. At first he is content to ex…


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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism i…


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Henry David Thoreau

Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s lif…

White Fang

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Jack London

White Fang (1906) was written as a companion to Jack London's successful Call of the Wild (1903). It is the tale of a wild dog born in the …

Aesop's Fables, Volume 01 (Fables 1-25)

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Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of f…

The Raven

Read by Chris Goringe

Edgar Allan Poe

Perhaps Edgar Allen Poe's most famous poem, the "Raven" is a macabre exploration of a man, his memories of Lenore, and the black b…

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